Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Hurricane each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can encounter problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

“Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Teays Valley Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 304-760-5088 today.

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